Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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RE: DragonFlyBSD will rock soon
by butters on Wed 31st Jan 2007 19:28 UTC in reply to "DragonFlyBSD will rock soon"
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DragonFly is really cool, but not as cool as you think it is. This project had to happen because the FreeBSD project totally blew it with their approach to multi-processing. They've made great steps in the right direction, but it's a small project.

You might as well say that Plan9 is going to gain huge marketshare, because it's just as likely.

To find a system that's more scalable, clusterable, and virtualizable than DragonFly, you need look no further than Linux. Forget comparisons to big UNIX. And QNX? I think you're a bit confused...

The FOSS BSDs have a great heritage and history, but its getting a little long in the tooth. It would be great if these very talented developers could learn to set aside their egos and work on a more viable project (i.e. Linux), but I understand that they have great pride in their work and great faith in their ideas. As long as some people find it useful, I support their efforts 100%. But they're not taking commercial marketshare, and they probably never will.

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